Skyliners take the lead in both junior and senior after the first day of the Dr. Richard Porter Classic
By Tara TAHIL
DEC 07, 2019
Skyliners junior short program to "Memory" (Credits: Skyliners Synchronized Skating Team - 2019)
The first day of the Dr. Richard Porter Synchronized Skating Classic, the last U.S. competition of the year, kicked off on Friday evening. The competition started with the junior and senior short events at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Junior ISU event
teams from across the country battled it out on Friday evening.
Skyliners landed in first ahead of Teams Elite by less than three points. Teams
Elite’s short program to an epic cover of “Aint No Sunshine” put them almost
nine points ahead of Starlights. Team Image finished in fourth place, less than
half a point behind Starlights. Hockettes finished in fifth place, less than a
point above DC EDGE.
led the senior short event with a score of 71.16, more than six points above
Miami University of Ohio. Miami University of Ohio earned a season’s best of
64.74, showcasing their power and elegance by skating to “Amazing Grace.”
Crystallettes finished in third, more than eight points above Adrian College